Tuesday, June 18
Salem: Veterans and Friends Coffee Social, 10 to 11 a.m., Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St. Learn about veterans’ benefits, VA health care, support services and more. 978-745-0883
Danvers: Kayak River Tour, 5 to 8 p.m., Pope’s Landing, 10 Harbor St. Narrated three-hour river trip exploring the Danvers River. For all level kayakers. Limited to 20; registration required at www.danversfamilyfestival.com/kayaktour. Contact David Mountain, 978-777-0001 ext. 3094 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beverly: Films at the Farms, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library Farms Branch, 24 Vine St. View Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.” Popcorn and refreshments provided. www.beverlypubliclibrary.org
Beverly: Evening Book Discussion Group, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. “Hard Times” by Charles Dickens. No registration, new members welcome. Books at reference desk. 978-921-6062 or email@example.com
Salem: Salem Writers Group, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St. Facilitated by Salem State University English professor J.D. Scrimgeour. 978-744-2540, www.salemathenaeum.net
Wednesday, June 19
Danvers: Food Truckin’ Night, 4 to 8 p.m., Endicott Park, 52 Forest St. Sample offerings at food trucks from around New England. Music, lawn games, raffles. Bring chair or blanket. A benefit for the Pan Mass Challenge. www.danversfamilyfestival.com/foodtruckin.
Danvers: Open Mic Night, 7 to 9 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. Bring an instrument, tell a story, jokes, read a poem, have fun. Contact Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-777-2711.
Thursday, June 20
Salem: Veterans and Friends Coffee Social, 5 to 7 p.m., Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St. Learn about veterans’ benefits, VA health care, support services and more. 978-745-0883
Beverly: A Little Night Music & Rhyme, 6:30 to 7 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. Dancing, shaking, moving and singing for kids under 5. www.beverlypubliclibrary.org.
Beverly: Book Discussion Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library Farms Branch, 24 Vine St. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. 978-921-6066
Danvers: Danvers Historical Society Speaker Series, 7 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St. Falcons Senior Internship Exhibit and Discussion. Email: email@example.com
Beverly: Exhibit Opening Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Montserrat College of Art 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot St. For artist Norman Laliberte’s retrospective exhibit “Inside the Mind of a Maker,” on view through Aug. 3. www.montserrat.edu.
Friday, June 21
Beverly: Bebop Beats, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. An hour of songs, stories, and family-friendly activities. For all ages and their caregivers. 978-921-6062, www.beverlypubliclibrary.org.
Beverly: English Practice Group, 11 a.m. to noon, Beverly Main Library, 32 Essex St. Led by volunteers, for all ages. Contact Allison, 978-921-6062, ext. 2118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
hamilton: E-books and e-audios with Lewis, 2 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St. Bring your favorite device and install the Libby app. Free and open to the public. 978-468-5577 or hwlibrary.org
Ipswich: Castle Neck Boat Tour, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Castle Hill at the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. See the back side of Crane Wildlife Refuge and Choate Island while aboard the pontoon boat Osprey. $12 Trustees members; $20 nonmembers. Register at 978-356-4351 or www.thetrustees.org/castlehill.
Ipswich: Pop-Up Farmers Market, 4 to 7 p.m., Ipswich Middle Green, 36 S. Main St. Free, featuring many local vendors and music. www.ipswichfarmersmarket.com.
Topsfield: Family Dusk Solstice Paddle, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Adults $18 members, $21 nonmembers; children $16 members, $19 nonmembers. www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.
Topsfield: Summer Solstice Fairy Houses, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Venture into the forest to create fairy houses and celebrate the Solstice. Meet in front of the Nature Center. For families with children 4 and up. Adults $9 members, $11 nonmembers; children $8 members, $10 nonmembers. www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.
saturday, june 22
Topsfield: Field Sketching with Colored Pencils, 9 a.m. to noon., Ipswich Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row. Registration and some drawing experience required. Dress appropriately. Audubon members, $56; nonmembers $67. www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.
Danvers: The Danvers Garden Club Children’s Concert, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Children’s Garden at Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St. Brian Doser, the Music Man, entertaining. If rain, in the Children’s Room. Contact Betsy Powers-Sinclair at email@example.com.
Ipswich: Curator’s Walking Tour, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Castle Hill at the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. Explore The Trustees and New England Sculptors Association’s “Spirit of Place” exhibit. $9 Trustees members, $15 nonmembers. 978-356-4351 or www.thetrustees.org/castlehill.
Danvers: Ice Cream Carnival, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore, corner of Holten and Cherry streets. Ice cream, balloons by Brian and interactive activities. www.danversfamilyfestival.com/allsaints.
Salem: Solstice Saturday Family Festival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St. Hands-on art-making, workshops and more. Included with admission. 978-745-9500, www.pem.org.
Danvers: Endicott Park Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 57 Forest St. Doll carriage parade, face painting, temporary tattoos, kids’ activities, demonstrations, rides, food, baking contest, live entertainment, baby animal farm. Contact Sheryl James, 978-335-3484 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salem: North Shore Pride Parade and Festival, noon to 5 p.m., Salem Common, North Washington Square, Salem. Parade steps off at noon from Shetland Park, 26 Congress St., ending at the festival on the Common. Daylong event celebrating unity. www.northshorepride.org.
Ipswich: Intro to Backyard Composting, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Appleton Farms, 219 County Road. Learn the science of how a compost works and how to get small-scale home composts up and running. $32 Trustees members, $40 nonmembers. Register in advance at www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/northeast/appleton-farms or call 978-356-5728 ext. 4117.
Ipswich: Choate Island Hike, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Castle Hill at the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. 3-mile hike around part of Crane Wildlife Refuge that is only accessible by boat. Wear sturdy shoes and sunscreen and bring water. $28 Trustees members, $35 nonmembers. Register at 978-356-4351 or www.thetrustees.org/castlehill.
Ipswich: Castle Neck Boat Tour, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Castle Hill at the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. See the back side of Crane Wildlife Refuge and Choate Island while aboard the pontoon boat Osprey. $12 The Trustees of Reservations members; $20 nonmembers. Register at 978-356-4351 or www.thetrustees.org/castlehill.
Hamilton: Hamilton-Wenham Community Block Party, 4 to 9 p.m., Patton Park, 394 Bay Road. Music, children’s activities, food trucks. www.communityhouse.org.
Topsfield: Tracks & Scat Family Campout, 6 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row. Learn to read the forest landscape for survival. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. Adults $27 members, $32 nonmembers; children $20 members, $24 nonmembers. www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.
Ipswich: “Goodnight, Captain White!,” 6:30 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. An interactive comedic murder mystery presented by History Alive and the Ipswich Museum. $30 general admission, $25 for museum members, $20 for students. Refreshments included. www.ipswichmuseum.org.
Ipswich: Along the Way Coffee House, 7 p.m., 12 Meetinghouse Green. Jennifer Evans and Mike Modern perform. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Tickets $10 at the door or via www.brownpapertickets.com. 978-223-3597
topsfield: Music at Eden’s Edge presents Salty Solstice Splash, 7:30 p.m., Congregational Church of Topsfield Meeting House, 80 Main St. Tickets are $20 general, $18 senior, $15 student, family up to five, $55; at the door or online at www.edensedge.org/concerts. Wheelchair accessible.
Sunday, June 23
Salem: North Shore Cancer Walk, 8 a.m., Salem Willows Park, 167 Fort Ave., Salem. A 10K (6.2-mile) community fundraiser for North Shore medical oncology services. nsmcgiving.partners.org/2019Walk.
Danvers: Michael Gordon Fishing Derby, 8 to 11 a.m., Mill Pond, Danvers Rotary Pavilion, 15 Sylvan St. Free, for anglers of all ages. No preregistration required. www.danversfamilyfestival.com/fishingderby.
Ipswich: The Wheels for the World Bike Ride, 8:30 a.m., 240 County Road. Presented by Save One Life, New England Hemophilia Association and Beverly Bikes. Fundraiser for Chris Seistrup as he races from Canada to New Mexico along the Continental Divide. Choose from 62-mile or 25-mile routes. $50 registration fee; spectators welcome for $15. Register by June 22 at bikereg.com. 978-352-7652.
Danvers: Keep the Beat CHD Awareness Walk and Picnic, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Endicott Park, 57 Forest St. Register to walk at walk.itsmyheartnewengland.org. Contact email@example.com or 351-201-1533. www.danversfamilyfestival.com/itsmyheart.
Ipswich: Yoga on the Estate, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. Held either on the rooftop deck or the casino lawn, depending on weather and class size. Bring mat, towel, water, and sunscreen. $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers. 978-356-4351 ext. 4052, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ipswich: Notch Traveling Biergarten, 2 to 7 p.m., Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road. Free with admission; nonmembers $15/car, $5/motorcycle, $2/bike. 978-356-4351 ext. 3203, email@example.com.
Hamilton: Sundays in Patton Park, 5 to 7 p.m., Patton Park, Route 1A. Music by Ben Eramo and the Cold Spring Harbor Billy Joel Tribute Band. Rain location: Asbury Grove Tabernacle, 1 Pleasant Ave. Free. 978-468-4818, www.communityhouse.org.
Monday, June 24
hamilton: Teen Wicked Good Henna Tattoo, 3 to 5 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St. 978-468-5577 or hwlibrary.org
Ipswich: Nonfiction Book Group, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St. Book this month is “In Full Flight: One Woman’s Quest for Atonement in Africa” by John Heminway. 978-356-6648, www.ipswichlibrary.org.